Artist Damien Hirst has donated his 65-foot-tall sculpture Verity to the English coastal town of Ilfracombe. It’s being installed today.
The statue has proved somewhat controversial …
Perhaps because the other side of it looks like this.
One displeased Ilfracombe resident wrote, “This is not great art. It is a meretricious attempt at acceptance by modeling the lovely figure of a young girl and adding a brutal slash to reveal the fetus. Soft porn masqueraded as art.”
Another asked, “A statue with a nautical theme would be great but what does a pregnant woman with her insides exposed really say about the town?”
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